Gender & Sexuality Studies

Welcome to the minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of West Georgia!

This interdisciplinary minor provides a humanities-based forum for examining gender and sexuality in global cultures. Students in the minor learn about—and challenge their understandings of—topics such as LGBTQ sexual diversity, gender differences across cultures, and how femininity and masculinity have changed over time. Courses in the minor focus on representations of gender and sexuality across the arts, history, media, languages, and social sciences.

Students in the minor discuss how their own experiences of gender and sexuality relate to race, class, nationality, and language. Because of this, the minor appeals to an increasingly diverse population at UWG, and it is also a base for educating the entire campus and the greater Carrollton community. Students in the minor are prepared for a wide range of careers in fields that demand knowledge of and experience with diversity, from education and community outreach to business.

Please use the gray navigation bar above to learn more about the academic requirements of the minor, approved courses, the faculty, and related organizations and events at UWG.

Get In Touch

Dr. Matt Franks
Director of the Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies
Assistant Professor of English

Phone: (678) 839-4875

Minor Requirements

The Gender and Sexuality Studies minor requires 15 credit hours from the following:

One required course: XIDS 2100: Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies (3 hours)

Elective courses: courses approved for minor credit* (12 hours)

*Electives must be approved by the program director, and must be from at least two different disciplines. No more than three elective credits (3 hours) can be at the 2000 level, and at least three elective credits (3 hours) must be at the 4000 level.

To declare a minor, please submit this online form:

Please contact Dr. Matt Franks if you have any questions: